Reading Series September 2022

September 23 2022

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
07 00 pm

7 PM CDT - Gulf Coast Reading Series event featuring Lisa Nikolidakis and UH CWP graduate students.

We're excited to be bringing the 2021–2022 Gulf Coast Reading Series back to Lawndale Art Center!
Please join us on September 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). 

Please note:
Masks will be required while indoors at this event. N95 and KN95 masks are strongly encouraged. Social distancing is encouraged.

This event is produced in partnership with Lawndale Art Center.

Lisa Nikolidakis holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and faculty advisor of P.R.I.D.E.. She writes nonfiction and fiction, returning often to themes of trauma, mental health, chronic illness, music, and nature. She also writes humor, mostly for survival. Nikolidakis’s memoir, No One Crosses the Wolf, about the traumas of a perilous childhood, a shattering murder-suicide, and a healing journey from escape to survival to recovery is forthcoming with Little A. It is slated for release in September 2022.

Kim Philley was born in Singapore and grew up in Indonesia, Thailand, and Virginia. Her work across genres has appeared in the New York Times, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (ed. Dave Eggers), AGNI, Indiana Review, and Epiphany, among other publications. She has reported on the Cambodian-Thai border war at Preah Vihear temple for The Caravan, and on Burmese spirit possession ceremonies from Mandalay for the BBC’s “From Our Own Correspondent.” A former Henry Hoyns Fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia, she has taught at both the University of Virginia and Boise State University. She is currently a doctoral fellow in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. Kim lives on Galveston Island in Texas, where she is completing her first novel.

Ariel Katz is a writer from North Carolina. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, and Copper Nickel. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is currently at work on a novel.

Mathew Weitman is a first year PhD candidate at the University of Houston. His work can be found in the Georgia Review, where he was the winner of the 2021 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, the Missouri Review, New South, the Evergreen Review, the Southwest Review, and is forthcoming in Bennington Review. He received his MFA from the New School, and was a 2022 creative resident at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA.